we are the world 2010
I have always been a fan of the super group “USA for Africa” and the original 1985 We Are the World. So it’s only fair that I state my official opinion of this new collaboration to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti this year.
What I liked: Michael Jackson. He was the best part of the original, he’s the best part posthumously. NO one could replace his cool “wearetheworld,wearethechildren” refrain. But we appreciate the help from Janet anyhow.
Rap? I can dig it. Didn’t like it at first, but it works. The 1985 version drags on at the end and I appreciated how the rap breaks up the monotony. What’s up Wyclef Jean.
What they did wrong? Two words: Justing Bieber. Ultimately, he’s just a mess of a recording artist. But to give him Lionel Richie’s opening lines? Serious mistake. Puberty is going to hit that kid like an avalanche…
Here’s the original:
You gotta miss Bruce Springsteen…